Ronald Reagan's Assassination Research Paper

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Seventy days into his presidency Reagan survived an assassination attempt on his life as he was exiting the Hilton Hotel. As gunshots went off the secret service shoved Reagan into his limousine. The president had been hit in the lung only one inch away from his heart. Reagan was unaware that he had been shot until the secret service searched him. As the attack continued John Hinckley Jr shot 3 other people, all of whom survived. The gunman, John Warnock Hinckley, was jumped and arrested by the secret service as the president’s limousine sped off. Before the surgery Reagan was said to be alert, responsive, and optimistic telling the Chief of Staff James Baker, “Don’t worry, I’ll make it” (Ronald Reagan Biography). Reagan was in excellent
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